Divergent by Veronica Roth

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  Divergent by Veronica Roth

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★★★★★ 5/5 Stars

Summary (from Goodreads):  In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

Holy wow.

This may be the best dystopian novel I have read since The Hunger Games series. Veronica Roth is an amazing writer. Period.

I felt like I really connected with all of these characters in the sense that I could feel what they felt. Everything about this book was beautifully written. Beatrice is a wonderful heroine who really proved herself over and over throughout the book. She is an entirely new person by the end of the novel.

The characters have to choose whether to stay with their original faction or go into a new faction once they reach a certain age. They then have to go through the factions initiation in order to officially join that faction. Veronica Roth does a wonderful job of showing how not every character is going to make it through the initiation with all of the same effects. She shows how some miss their original factions, how some can’t handle initiation, and how others do really well in initiation.

If you haven’t picked this book up yet, I highly recommend you do soon!! I can’t wait for the next one!

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